Seeing as the Polar Vortex in my area is causing us all to dress in layers, I thought I would make something to fit that description. It’s a twist on the basic shell made with lightweight pink silk twill. The layers are joined at the armhole seams, and offset at the hem and neckline.
I worked on this all through the holidays, and kept losing my place, making mistakes, and having to go back and re-do parts of it. Usually, when I put a project down, I get back to it the same day or the next day, so I can remember what I was thinking and just proceed. However, with the holidays, there would often be several days between sewing sessions, so I just could not remember what I was supposed to do, and often did the wrong thing and had to go back and pull out seams. It did not help that the pattern was confusing, and I drafted it myself, so the pieces were not well-marked.
I’m a little disappointed in the photos. It looks much cooler in person, but I just don’t feel like re-taking the photos. So here it is.
Each layer is constructed of 2 layers of fabric, so I could finish all the edges without hemming, facing, or binding. The fabric is pretty lightweight, so even though there are 4 layers over most of the body, it does not feel heavy.